Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cricket

Steve Smith takes a long time to become overnight sensation

Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Australia's in-form batsman has come a long way in a year, writes Andrew Wu.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson set to strike it rich in IPL auction

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson's successful return to the elite ranks of international cricket will result in him competing with David Warner as Australia's most valuable Twenty20 player at next month's Indian...

Cricket

Sydney Sixers top Hobart Hurricanes in final-over thriller

Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Brett Lee lost the war of words but had the last laugh after the Sydney Sixers came back from the brink of defeat to beat the Hobart Hurricanes in a Big Bash League thriller on Wednesday night.

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Cricket

Ashes heroics bring Johnson Border medal

Mitchell Johnson with compere Mark Nicholas at the Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday.

Andrew Wu Paceman's return to the elite ranks of the game formally acknowledged.

Cricket

Shaun Marsh recalled, George Bailey dropped for Australian cricket tour of South Africa

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Andrew Wu Australia have recalled Shaun Marsh for the three-Test tour of South Africa with George Bailey losing his place in the squad after a modest debut series in the Ashes.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson wins 2014 Allan Border Medal

Allan Border medal 2014 winner Mitchell Johnson
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Photos Ben Rushton
January 20 2014

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson's return to the elite ranks of the game in this country was formally acknowledged on Monday night when the born-again paceman added Australian cricket's highest individual honour to...

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Cricket

Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner in battle for George Bailey's South Africa tour spot

Shaun Marsh

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner are locked in a three-way battle for the Test berth vacated by George Bailey as selectors contemplate a reshuffle of the batting line-up for the series...

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Cricket

George Bailey vows to eliminate bad habits in hope of reviving Test career

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  (L-R) Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson and Michael Clarke pose with their awards during the 2014 Allan Border Medal at Doltone House on January 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu The limited-overs arena provided George Bailey with his chance to wear the baggy green but also sewed the seeds for his Test downfall.

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Cricket

Sydney Sixers gear up for finals by beating Sydney Thunder

Mark Cosgrove

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers remain in contention for a home semi-final after defeating cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder but their victory came at a heavy cost with Stephen O'Keefe in doubt for the finals.

Cricket

Sydney Sixers shattered Mitchell Starc not available for Big Bash

Mitchell Starc

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia's plan to ease Mitchell Starc back into international cricket leaves the Sydney Sixers unhappy at their lack of access to the fast bowler.

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Cricket

Sydney Sixers want dispensation for absences

Moises Henriques

Andrew Wu The Sydney Sixers are at loggerheads with Cricket Australia over a bid to allow a last-minute addition to their squad as they battle a player drain that has left them with a threadbare roster heading...

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Cricket

Concerns over stadium surface after Stephen O'Keefe injury

Stephen O'Keefe

Andrew Wu The Australian cricket players union has received complaints from its members over the surface at ANZ Stadium as it emerged Stephen O'Keefe is facing a possible shoulder reconstruction after an...

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Ashes 2013: quick quartet hit breaks in Test team hint

Peter Siddle

Andrew Wu Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus are all set to miss next week's round of Shield games, in a possible indication they will be named in Australia's squad for the first...

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Cricket

Australian batting form gives Ashes campaign a lift

Australia's Chris Rogers

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke knows the bulk of his batting line-up is fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.

THE TONK

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

John Buchanan says Michael Clarke's team can overcome Alastair Cook's dull tactics to win the Ashes

John Buchanan.

Andrew Wu John Buchanan, the architect of Australia's last Ashes triumph, believes Michael Clarke's team has the firepower to exploit England's dour and predictable game plan and return the urn to these shores.

Cricket

The England file: England can be beaten

England batsman Kevin Pietersen

Andrew Wu The architect of Australia's last Ashes triumph believes Michael Clarke's team has the firepower to exploit England's dour and predictable game plan.

Peter Nevill set to captain NSW Blues in Sheffield Shield

Peter Nevill

Andrew Wu Victorian-born and raised Peter Nevill will captain NSW at first-class level for the first time when the Blues take on Queensland in the Sheffield Shield game starting on Friday at the SCG.

Cricket

I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Cricket

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson are back on good terms after a rocky patch

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu The once turbulent relationship between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson continues to improve.